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Bajaj bike sales up 43% in Sept

Mumbai, Oct 1 (PTI) Bajaj Auto, country's second largest bike maker, today said motorcycle sales increased 43 per cent in September to 1,80,926 units against 1,26,420 units in the same month last year.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2005 16:10 IST

Bajaj Auto, country's second largest bike maker, today said motorcycle sales increased 43 per cent in September to 1,80,926 units against 1,26,420 units in the same month last year.

Bike sales in the first half of this fiscal grew 42 per cent to 8,68,100 units against 6,12,211 units in the same period last fiscal.

Pune-based company said total two-wheeler sales, including scooters, in the month stood at 1,94,894 units, a growth of 38 per cent.

However, sales of three-wheelers saw a miniscule decline at 23,118 units against 23,182 units in the same month last fiscal.

Total two-wheeler and three-wheeler sales in September stood at 2,18,012 units, growing by 33 per cent.

Exports during the month increased 37 per cent to 23,463 units as compared to 17,138 units in September 2004, it said.

Commenting on the sales, Bajaj said it sold as many as 1,05,952 units of the model 'CT100'. "Capacity constraints due to non-availability of tyres will be overcome in October 2005," it said.

Bullish on growth prospects, the company said it will be increasing motorcycle production capacity to 2,00,000 units per month from this month.

First Published: Oct 01, 2005 16:10 IST